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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1801
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Gardening program hosted by Jim Wilson and joined by Bob Smaus, Roger Swain, Lucinda Mays and Peter Seabrook as international travel correspondent. Series chef is Marion Morash. Special correspondent is Holly Shimizu. The Boston-based Victory Garden (w/ Roger Swain) is located at a private residence; Victory Garden South is at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia; Victory Garden West is at Roger's Garden Center in Corona del Mar, California. Original program: Crockett's Victory Garden - premiered April 6, 1976. Hosted by Jim Crockett. Second host Bob Thomson (for 12 years till 1991). Series release date: 1976

Program Description

In this premiere episode, Roger Swain discusses spring pruning and post snow storm cleanup. He also sows tomato seeds in the greenhouse. Jim Wilson tours from the Fairchild Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida with William Klein, director of the garden. He shows how they have handled the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Andrew on their remarkable collection of plants .



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